The data gurus at PropertyShark crunched the numbers on home sales over the last 18 months to find the most expensive zip codes in the United States (h/t CNBC), and New York City snagged three of the top 15and the Upper East Side is not among them. The three priciest areas are all south of Houston Street, which is somewhat surprising considering all the record-breakers that happened much farther up the island over the last year. The highest ranked NYC zip code, 10013, includes most of Tribeca took the sixth spot with a median sale price of $2.8 million.
Zip codes do not match up with any neighborhood boundaries, and some are quite small, so the data does not correlate with the boundaries used by market reports. That said, it's not surprising to see any of these zip codes on the list, as they all border each other. The area of 10013 is mostly Tribeca, but it claims a good chunk of Soho, too, and it saw 431 sales since January 2014.
The second priciest NYC zip code is 10007. With a median price of $2,763,711, it came it right behind 10013 at number 7. This area is smaller and includes the part of the Financial District that brokers have rebranded as Tribeca, as well as the blocks around the court houses and City Hall. It saw 126 sales.
And the third Manhattan zip code on the list is 10282, which came in 13th. This is basically just Battery Park City, and there were 30 sales. The median price is $2.4 million.
A New York zip code did take the top spot, but it was not within the five boroughs. The Hamptons town of Sagaponack came in as the most expensive area, with a median pice of $5.125 million.
· The 20 most expensive ZIP codes [CNBC]
· All Market Reports coverage [Curbed]